News: Student Stories

Students win Travel Awards from ASCB

October 5, 2017

Congratulations to students Wei-Hung Jung, Jennifer Flournoy, and Khalid Elawad, who have been selected for Travel Awards to attend and present their research at The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)/ European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) 2017 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, December 2-6. The students are advised by Mechanical Engineering Professor Yun Chen. Jung, a Mechanical Engineering PhD student, is invited […]

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PhD student George Weber wins Student Poster Competition Award at USNCCM14

August 8, 2017

Congratulations to George Weber! He won first prize for his poster at the 14th U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM14) in Montreal, Canada. George is a PhD student in the department of Mechanical Engineering and joined Computational Mechanics Research Laboratory (CMRL) in 2013. His work is supported through the Center of Excellence on Integrated […]

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PhD student Steven Lavenstein wins Best Poster Award

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering PhD student Steven Lavenstein, who is advised by Professor Jaafar El-Awady, for winning a Best Poster Award at the 2017 Physical Metallurgy Gordon Research Conference held at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME, July 23-28. The title of his poster was “”High frequency in situ fatigue of nickel-base superalloy microcrystals.”

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Hopkins Baja team competes in 2017 SAE Illinois

June 15, 2017

Each year, the Hopkins Baja team designs and builds a single-seat off-road vehicle that can withstand rough terrain. The competition includes dynamic events—such as acceleration, hill climbs, and rock crawls—and a single, four-hour endurance race.

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Mechanical Engineering students join inaugural class of Clark Scholars

May 31, 2017

Established through a partnership between the Clark Charitable Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, the Clark Scholars Program forms a cohort of some of the nation’s most talented engineering students. Clark Scholars work with faculty mentors, network with professional engineers, and learn from experts in their fields as part of leadership, business, […]

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Piezoelectric Flag featured in Applied Energy journal

April 5, 2017

Who knew that a flag flapping in the breeze could generate energy? Professors Rajat Mittal and Sung Hoon Kang did!  They worked with postdoctoral researchers Santiago Orrego and Koroush Shoele and undergraduate researchers Andre Ruas ’18, Kyle Doran ’18, and Brett Caggiano ’18. They studied wind energy harvesting by creating a novel piezoelectric flag orientation […]

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Gianna Valentino receives award at TMS conference

March 27, 2017

PhD student Gianna Valentino, who is advised by Professor Kevin Hemker, was awarded second place for her poster, “Development and Characterization of Sputter Deposited Nickel-Molybdenum-Tungsten Thin Films for High Temperature Metal MEMS Applications” in the Mechanical Behavior of Nanostructured Materials symposium at The Minerals, Metals, and Materials (TMS) annual conference in San Diego, California. Gianna […]

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